Monday 27 January, 2020

George Town man loses fight for life after weekend crash

The passenger of a car who was seriously injured in an accident in Bodden Town in the early hours of Sunday morning has lost his fight for life.

At about 6.15am today, police were informed that the occupant of the vehicle who had been in a critical condition, a 27-year-old George Town man, had succumbed to his injuries and had been pronounced dead.

A 25-year-old-man from George Town has since been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and other traffic related offenses. He remains in custody pending further police investigation.

The horror unfolded shortly before 12.30am on Sunday after police officers on Bodden Town Road - east of the Bodden Town Police Station - spotted a dark coloured vehicle being driven in a reckless manner speeding past them heading towards George Town.

The officers activated flashing lights and observed the vehicle turning onto Anton Bodden Drive, overtaking three other cars that were ahead of it. The driver then lost control of the vehicle and collided into the last of the three vehicles that it was overtaking in the vicinity of Belford Estates.

Officers arrived at the scene and drove up alongside the driver of the vehicle - who had managed to regain control of the vehicle - and ordered him to stop. The driver ignored them and sped off along Anton Bodden Drive, heading towards Condor Road.

The officers followed but soon lost sight of the car while still on Anton Bodden Road. When they reached the junction of Shamrock Road and Condor Road, a member of the public stopped them and reported that they saw a vehicle speeding and heading in the direction of George Town. 

The officers travelled along Shamrock Road in an effort to locate the vehicle, checking side roads from the main road along the way. During their patrol, close to Northward Road, another member of the public stopped the police vehicle and informed the officers that there had been a collision in the vicinity of Doubloon Drive. 

The officers arrived on the scene and saw that a vehicle had crashed into a wall in the vicinity of Doubloon Drive. This was the same vehicle that had been involved in the earlier collision on Anton Bodden Drive.

Two male occupants were inside the vehicle. One of the men appeared to have been severely injured and an ambulance was called.

First-aid was rendered to the occupants at the location until the arrival of the emergency services. Both occupants were taken to hospital by ambulance, with the severely injured man being in critical condition.

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